Wine: St. Daniel Pinot Nero (Blauburgunder) Riserva (note that the link is to the 2017 vintage)
Producer: Colterenzio (Schreckbichl)
Country of origin: Italy (Alto Adige)
Wine type: Red wine
Varietal: Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir)
Disclosures: We purchased this wine ourselves and did not receive it as a sample or gift. There are no affiliate links in this post.
What We Thought of St. Daniel Pinot Nero (Blauburgunder) Riserva 2016
Another scrumptious offering: German engineering + Italian creativity creates some wonderful wines. A fresh nose that deepens after a bit of exposure to the air. Medium-plus acid, nice tannins that go great with cheese and fatty cured meat (such as prosciutto). Chip notes that it is a great food wine, which is true, but Lainie also feels that this a red wine that could be enjoyed on its own (she spends a few minutes fantasizing about enjoying this wine, on its own, this coming fall while sitting on her back porch).
This isn’t a wine that is terribly young: 2016, and it has some decent alcohol level (14%), but it has a remarkable freshness to it that we marveled at even after finishing the wine.
We paired it with a Basque sheep milk cheese, the aforementioned prosciutto, and a Spanish torta (an olive-oil fried crispbread). The wine was a fine match to these delicacies.
An impressive offering: We look forward to trying more from the cooperative that produced St. Daniel Pinot Nero.
(Side note from Lainie: I really like their label design. I know you aren’t supposed to judge a wine by its label, but I confess that it is something that does influence my buying decisions. Sometimes.)
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